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All E-Books have removed.  I've been getting legal threats from lawyers and I'm not in the mood to deal with it.

Email from Tolkien's Lawyers:

Dear Sir

We are lawyers acting for The JRR Tolkien Estate Limited and other Tolkien Interests.

You will be aware that our client is the owner of the copyright in the works of JRR Tolkien. These include the books entitled "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings", "The Silmarillion" and "Unfinished Tales" as well as numerous items of artwork, maps and letters written by JRR Tolkien.

It has come to our client's attention that you are offering for download copies of a large number of our client's works at In particular, we refer to the following webpages:






Our client has not authorised you to copy or offer these works to the public. As such, your acts in copying and/or distributing unauthorised copies of our client's works on your website amounts to an infringement of our client's copyright.

In the circumstances, our client is entitled to claim damages from you and an injunction to prevent further damage to its interests.

Accordingly, unless our client's works are removed from your website within 48 hours, our client will take such steps as may be necessary to prevent further damage to its interests. If these items are still available to the public after this deadline, our client will have no alternative but to issue Court proceedings against you.

Kindly confirm by return of email that the infringing items will be removed and that neither you nor anyone associated with you will publish or distribute infringing copies of our client's works in the future.

Yours faithfully

Manches solicitors

James Mitchell

Manches Solicitors

Tel: 01865 722106

Fax: 01865 201012


This message and any attachments are confidential, and may be protected by legal privilege. If this has been sent to you in error please contact the sender as soon as possible.

Our postal address is: 3 Worcester Street Oxford OX1 2PZ

A list of partners can be obtained from the above address.

This firm is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are members of The Law Society. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.


This email is pretty much exactly the same as the email that I received from Robert Heinlein's lawyer, accept that Robert's hired gun at least had a sense of humor.  

I'm not going to deal with this anymore.  I don't need the problems while being a full time student again.


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